BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, will leave Riyadh for France on Friday, a member of his party said.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners resumed talks on Friday after all-night negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives saying they would compromise further on climate change policies to secure a deal.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's government on Friday issued a final warning to members of a hard-line Islamist party who have blocked a main road into the capital since last week, raising fears of a violent clash as they refuse to budge.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge this week, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will provide Panama with whatever help it needs after the Central American country ditched long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan in June, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday after talks between the two countries' presidents.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Britain will honour its commitments to the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday, trying to reassure increasingly frustrated leaders in the bloc who want London to spell out how much it will pay on Brexit.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Nov. 4, will see France's president on Saturday in Paris and the meeting will help resolve the Lebanese crisis and boost stability, a senior Hariri aide said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".
CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian public prosecutor ordered that a suspected Libyan militant and 14 others be held for 15 days pending an investigation of their role in a deadly attack in Egypt's western desert last month, state news MENA reported on Friday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to forge a three-way ruling coalition look likely to drag on over the weekend after all-night talks failed to yield a breakthrough on the divisive issues of migration and climate change.
(Reuters) - Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signaling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.
BOZANOVICI, Bosnia (Reuters) - The sign nailed to a tree marking one of the few paved roads bears the name of the village's favorite son: "General Mladic Street".
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops shelled positions held by a small group of pro-Islamic State militants in southern marshland on Friday, as the military pushed on with a new offensive after the country's biggest urban battle in decades.
ROME (Reuters) - Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the Sicilian Mafia's most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted for ordering dozens of murders, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter of a century in jail.
HARARE (Reuters) - Leaders of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's party are making plans to force him from office if the 93-year-old leader resists pressure from the army to quit, a senior party source said on Friday.
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Syria's Afrin must be cleansed of the Kurdish YPG militia, adding Turkey was dissapointed with the United States "not keeping most of its promises" and he did not want the same experience in Afrin.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran accused France of fuelling tension in the Middle East by taking a "biased" stance on Tehran's regional policy, state TV reported on Friday.